Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
APODACA-TORREZ, Franz Robert et al. Severe acute pancreatitis: results of treatment. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.5, pp. 385-388. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912012000500008.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of the Protocol for treatment of patients with severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: We consecutively analyzed age, gender, etiology, length of hospital stay, type of treatment and mortality of 37 patients with severe acute pancreatitis from January 2002. RESULTS: The patients' ages ranged from 20 to 88 years (average 50 years), 27% were female and 73% male. Mean overall hospital stay was 47 days. Thirteen patients were treated surgically, the average operations per patient was two. There were six deaths among patients undergoing surgical treatment (46%) and two deaths in the group submitted to medical treatment alone (8.3%). The overall mortality was 21%. CONCLUSION: After modification in the form of management of patients with severe acute pancreatitis, there was a decrease in mortality and a trend for conservative management.
Keywords : Pancreatitis; Acute necrotizing pancreatitis; Therapy; Surgery; Mortality.